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turn

1. Music a melodic ornament that makes a turn around a note, beginning with the note above, in a variety of sequences
2. Theatre chiefly Brit a short theatrical act, esp in music hall, cabaret, etc.

turn

[′tərn]
(electricity)
One complete loop of wire.
(mathematics)

TURN

(messaging, protocol)
An SMTP command with which a client asks the server to open an SMTP connection to the client, thus reversing their roles.

Superseded by ETRN.
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Murphy said two sources have described how "operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammo into Bin Laden's body".
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Two more officers entered the room and pushed us up against the wall while the others took turns breaking our completes before moving on to smashing the decks with the help of two well-placed cinder blocks and a four-foot-long sledgehammer.
A GANG took turns to repeatedly knife a teenager as he walked home in Liverpool.
In what can only be described as a bizarre spectacle, two attorneys took turns squaring off over the scientific accuracy of evolution during a three-day hearing before a subcommittee of the Kansas State Board of Education last month.
During the open house, local music students took turns performing in the recital hall, while their teachers visited with prospective members.
The two authors took turns writing letters in character, and the result is this charming book told in voices that play off each other in a literary tennis match that pits English society life against the power of sorcery.